NO CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET BETWEEN 26/JAN/17 -
Depart : Every Tuesday, Friday. Min of 8 pax.
DAY 01: SAIGON – CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – VINH LONG – CHAU DOC (L + D)
07:00AM Departing from TheSinhTourist office to Cai Be by air-conditioned bus (about 100km).
Taking a boat trip to discover the beauty of Cai Be floating market where local people sell, buy and exchange goods on their boats. Then, going on to a local village and visiting a local workshop, there are things to see such as rice paper making and coconut candy producing process. Enjoying free sample of local specialties and discovering daily activities of local people.
Around 12:00PM lunch is served at a restaurant by the river and enjoying Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) at the same time. After lunch, taking a boat ride across the great Mekong river to Vinh Long - the center of tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta and stopping for a short visit at Vinh Long market. Then, heading for Chau Doc town by bus and dinner is served at Bay Bong restaurant which is highly recommended by the Lonely Planet. Staying overnight in Chau Doc.
DAY 02: CHAU DOC – TRA SU CAJUPUT FOREST – CAN THO (B + L + D)
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, visit a village of Cham ethnic people, Muslim mosque and towel weaving. And then continue to visit Chua Xu Lady temple at Sam Mountain. The temple is among one of the holiest place in Vietnam and every year Vietnamese followers will make their pilgrimage to her place. According to old tales, She bring a lot of luck, health and happiness to those who pay respect at her temple.
Leaving Chua Xu Lady temple and going on to Tra Su cajuput forest which is renowned for not only its almost-untouched natural beauty but also its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Taking a boat trip into the forest and harmonizing oneself with nature. The impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragrance of flowers and the music-like noise of birds, insects and animals will definitely make travelers do not want to leave. From the observation post, the forest can be seen with an area of nearly 900 ha, home of many birds and animals, including some rare ones. Then, have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Heading to Can Tho city and checking in the hotel upon arrival, have dinner and afterward there is free time for sightseeing (including FOC bus transfer service to Ninh Kieu wharf and back to the hotel). Staying overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 03: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – VINH LONG – SAIGON (B)
06:00AM Have an early breakfast at the hotel.
06:30AM ~ 07:00AM Being at a wharf to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region.
In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods...line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling.
After the Cai Rang market, continuing cruising through small creeks to a local orchard and enjoying tropical seasonal fruits (included).
Around 10:30AM returning back to the hotel and have free time for lunch (at own expense). Around 12:00PM checking out the hotel and going back to Saigon with a small stop-over at Vinh Long market. Then, going across the My Thuan suspension bridge and taking a short break at Mekong Rest Stop and returning to Ho Chi Minh City. The tour ends at TheSinhTourist office.
Departure: 07:00AM End: 06:00PM (ETA)
- Accommodation is based on a sharing room (double occupancy)
- Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
- A/C bus/minivan/car and boat trips as mentioned in the program.
- English speaking guide.
- All other services not mentioned in the above program.
- All meals and beverages unspecified in the above program.
- Personal expenses, tips for tour guide.
- Lightweight and quick dry clothing.
- Sandals for walking, sun-hat, sun-glasses.
- Minimum 08 pax
- A surcharge for a room with single occupancy
- Valid passport and travel documents required.
Homestay option (in Can Tho):
Meals: dinner and breakfast
- Dinner’s menu: fried spring rolls, braised fish in fish sauce, sweet and sour soup, fried vegetables and fruits. Local rice wine is also served and an extra dish (Mekong’s BBQ, one choice): rice paddy field mouse BBQ, frog BBQ, pork ribs BBQ or quail BBQ
- Breakfast’s menu: Breads with eggs sunny side up, jams, fruits and tea/coffee
Transfer: by motorbike from Big C Can Tho to the designated homestay (2nd day) and from the designated homestay to the Le Binh market to join the group for the sightseeing of the Cai Rang market (3rd day)
Activities at the homestay: vegetable planting, Vietnamese cooking class
Bedding: one bed per person (mattress, pillow, blanket and mosquito nets)
All fares & itineraries are correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change without prior notice.